Reliance Jio is all set to conduct the beta trials of its Jio ‘True’ 5G network in four Indian cities starting on the occasion of Dussehra, that is today, October 5. The trials will kick off in 4 major cities of India- Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Varanasi.
Any person residing in these four cities that own a 5G smartphone will be able to avail of the Jio 5G Welcome Offer. The company hasn’t announced any 5G plans for now, which possibly means that under the Welcome Offer, Jio users with a 5G phone will be able to get access to free 5G service.
What is Jio 5G Welcome Offer?
Under the Jio 5G Welcome Offer, the telecom operator will offer unlimited 5G data with up to 1gbps+ speed.
To recall, when the company launched 4G services in 2017, it announced the Welcome Offer under which users were able to get free access to 4G until the official plans were announced. It is likely that Jio will follow the same strategy even this time.
How to get Jio 5G on your phone?
Users participating in beta trials will be able to use the 5G network without changing SIM cards or existing handsets. Jio’s statement adds that it will send users the invites to participate in these trials. It is therefore clear that not all users in these cities will automatically get upgrade to 5G. Jio customers who participate in the trial will receive “unlimited 5G data with speeds of up to 1 Gbps+”. Users will need a smartphone that supports 5G and has enough 5G bands to use Jio 5G in these cities.
According to the company, those who are invited to join the trial will be automatically upgraded to Jio’s 5G service without having to change their existing Jio SIM or 5G handset.
Jio also claims that the company is working with all handset makers to enable 5G on supported devices with updates as needed. The company also mentioned in a press note that Jio will be the only operator to use the 700 MHz low-band spectrum to ensure wide coverage.
Jio says that the invited customers will only pay for their existing 4G plan. It will not be going to charge an additional amount for 5G data during the trial.
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